Feb 2, 2013 9:00pm CST
a powerful earthquake has struck the northern japanese island. the u.s. geological survey says it had a magnitude of 6.9. no reports of any injuries or major damage. authorities in japan say there is no danger of the tsunami. nearby nuclear power plants have not reported any problems as a result >> the new york woman who disappeared while vacationing alone in turkey has been found dead. turkish police discovered the body of 33-year old sarai sierra in a poorer section of istanbul. local police say there is evidence of stab wounds...but u.s. authorities say the investigation is still in its early stages. sierra was an amateur photogtahper and married mother of two children. her family says she kept in touch every day, by skype and text. they lost contact with her on january 21st, the day she was supposed to leave turkey. police in ankara, turkey say this surveillance video shows a suicide bomber, walking toward the u-s embassy on friday before blowing himself up. he's seen carrying a delivery envelope... posing as a courier. that suicide bombing killed a guard and injured a journalis
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm CST
the great plains to u.s. refineries. environmentalists strongly oppose the project... one scientist calling it "game over" for the planet. supporters say it will create thousands of jobs and decrease u.s. dependency on oil from other, less friendly nations. 60 thousand marriage licenses are issued each year in the chicago area.. and some prospective brides and grooms got a look at the latest in wedding fashions and trends today. the "windy city wedding show" was held at carnivale restaurant. bridal salons, formal wear companies, travel agencies and wedding planners were among those exhibiting at the event. the wedding show was held just days after the state senate approved a bill that would allow same sex marriage in illinois. we are really celebrating a huge triumph... they have been working really hard to make this happen for everybody >> the same-sex marriage bill now moves on to the house aware is expected to face a tougher fight >> the new watch-word in washington is "sequester". next, lawmakers weigh in on the looming manditor spending cuts that will take place if a deal isn't reach
Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm CST
to the u-s coast guard, oil from the leak caught fire when it came into contact with the hot engine. the engine fire killed the power to the rest of the ship, shutting down vital systems. the ship was stuck in the gulf for five days. investigators say a full report on the ship could take up to 6 months. scientists have found fragments of that meteor that hit russia, and so apparently have a lot of other people. online ads from russia are offering pieces of the meteorite for as much as ten thousand dollars. a gram of the space rock is selling for forty times more than gold. but there's no way to really know if what you're getting is the real deal, without extensive testing. russia's government estimates the meteor caused a least 33-million dollars worth of damage. gas prices spiking in the chicago area. and grocery stores are offering some deals that could help you save a few dollars. wgn's robert jordan has details on the programs. now that gasoline prices are over $4 per gallon, the hike asst is digging deeply into the pockets of motorists. is it hard for you with these gas prices?